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How 'Pepe the Frog' went from harmless to hate symbol

Feels bad, man.<p>Denizens of the darker corners of the Internet turned an innocent frog comic into a hate symbol of the "deplorable" alt-right.<p>"Pepe the Frog" first appeared in 2005 in the comic "Boy's Life" by artist and illustrator Matt Furie. The comics depict Pepe and his anthropomorphized animal …

The Wii Is Getting A New Retail Game This November

But don't get too excited...

Split Decision: How Pence Helped Pence While Kaine Helped Clinton

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>A split decision: Pence helped Pence, and Kaine helped Clinton</b><p>You have to give Republican presidential running mate Mike Pence credit. In what was a …

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Legislation that aims to revamp an outdated music-licensing system and help songwriters get paid more won the unanimous approval of the Senate …

A Street Fighter in Manila: how eSports is kicking off in the Philippines

The Manila Cup attracts huge crowds and some of the best Street Fighter players in the world, all drawn to the country’s unique take on competitive gaming<p>The room smells faintly of beer, dried sweat, Red Bull and several variants of Axe body spray. The air conditioning is no match for the humidity …

'League of Legends' will keep adding new champs for 'many years'

<i>League of Legends</i> studio Riot Games is 10 years old, and like a fifth-grader riding his first two-wheeler, it's just getting started. Riot announced this week that <i>League of Legends</i> boasts 103 million monthly active players, up from 67 million in 2015. Compare that with <i>Dota 2</i>, which had 13.5 million …

I’ll Never Love Another Console Like I Loved The Nintendo GameCube

It didn't sell as strongly as the N64 or the Wii, but for many, the GameCube was its maker's most essential system.<p>The GameCube is a console that was seemingly destined to fail. Suffering from extremely poor advertising, a divisive exterior design and a lack of third party support, it sold …

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Travel agents are offering more fitness-focused getaways to meet the demand from travelers.<p>5:01 a.m. Today5:01 a.m. July 3, 2018<p>How do the new-look …

Nintendo NX Will "Change The Concept" Of Home Console And Handheld Gaming, Says Pokémon Company President

NX CONFIRMED<p>Good to have somewhat official statements, for a change. I'm sold on the hybrid idea, I just want to see the execution.<p>Assuming this will …

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This man says he tried to find the son he fathered in his teens, but his son found him and discovered he was loaded.<p>8:45 a.m. July 4, 2018<p>This man …

What Hillary Clinton's email scandal is really about, explained with a cartoon

The FBI announced Friday it was renewing their investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of private email servers, after deciding not to press charges in September after their first round of investigation. For months, the "email scandal" has haunted Clinton's campaign, and conservatives have used it …

'President Donald Trump': Latest Polls Indicate Clinton Could Actually Lose This Thing

Two new polls released on Thursday highlight a disturbing reality: In a race between two unpopular candidates, an excited base could mean everything. …

Lights Begin To Dim For Dems As They Watch Hillary Poll Numbers Worsen By The Day • Now The End Begins

Hillary Clinton’s once formidable lead over Donald Trump in national and battleground polls is evaporating.<p><b>Donald Trump has pulled into the lead</b> in …

Algorithms Could Save Book Publishing—But Ruin Novels

Jodie Archer had always been puzzled by the success of <i>The Da Vinci Code</i>. She’d worked for Penguin UK in the mid-2000s, when Dan Brown’s thriller had …

Here's everything Donald Trump just promised in his major speech on the economy

Donald Trump on Thursday shared his economic vision with supporters gathered at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan, promising trillions in tax cuts, energy reform, a crackdown on trade, and a reduction in the number of tax brackets.<p>Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, estimated his plan …

5 Things You Need To Know About Writing Before Becoming A Writer

"Here it comes, my masterpiece, my Sistine Chapel, my Old Man And The Sea.<p>Aaand it's gone."<p>-Me, sitting at my laptop writing, every day.<p><b>Writing is difficult.</b> If I could encapsulate writing I would say that it's the equivalent of stepping up to the plate and either hitting a 600 foot home run or …

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Nintendo Titles and Exclusives Clean Up At The Japan Game Awards

The Japan Game Awards don't receive a lot of attention outside of the Tokyo Game Show itself, but the people who make games within Japan or for …

The story behind the most viral meme in Smash history

A cardboard Burger King crown, a wide-eyed surprised expression and a kiss. This is known as the most viral Super Smash Bros. moment to spread on the …

POLL: Majority of Americans disagree with Colin Kaepernick's protest

Most Americans don't see eye-to-eye with Kaepernick on his stance to kneel during the anthem<p>Colin Kaepernick's protest seems to be gaining steam with …

How eSports could alter the future of the NFL, NBA, more

There are plenty of professional athletes who play video games, but are gamers athletes?<p>Perhaps not in the classical sense, but in the world of eSports, that may be how they are regarded by ever-growing legions of fans. They don’t get timed by coaches in the 40-yard dash, but if you’re playing <i>Dota …

Donald Trump Does Have Ideas—and We’d Better Pay Attention to Them

The post-1989 world order is unraveling. Here are 6 ideas Trump has to replace it.<p>Ideas really don’t come along that often. Already in 1840, Alexis de Tocqueville observed that in America, “ideas are a sort of mental dust,” that float about us but seldom cohere or hold our attention. For ideas to …

10 novels named contenders for National Book Award for fiction

A wide range of titles — by a diverse set of authors — have been long-listed for this year’s National Book Award for fiction.<p>Among the 10 contenders …

Harambe Isn’t The Perfect Meme—It’s A Racist One

Last week, <i>The Atlantic</i> ran a piece titled, “How Harambe Became the Perfect Meme.” The subtitle read: “The slain gorilla signifies nothing — except …

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